First/Last-Delta Spirit

June 23, 2012

“When it came time to record Delta Spirit’s third album, the band members knew one thing: It was time to shake off the stylistic labels that have shadowed them since they formed in San Diego, CA, in 2005. Though lyricists Matt Vasquez and Kelly Winrich were grateful for the warm reviews that their previous albums Ode To Sunshine (2008) and History From Below (2010) received, they were perplexed at being called “rootsy Americana” or “twangy folk.” In their eyes, Delta Spirit has always been a thoroughly modern rock band, and, with their self-titled new album, they set out to prove it.”

The band play a free outdoor gig this Friday.This show is definitely a highlight of the Summer Series lineup. My thanks to Matt Vasquez for taking a few minutes to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • My first record was Nirvana, “In Utero”.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • My favorite record is Tom Waits, “The Black Rider”.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • Biggest disappointment would have to be Metallica’s “Load”.
  • First concert attended?
  • Reverend Horton Heat and Old 97s opened.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Sigur Ros played the Dorothy Chandler Opera House in LA. It was right before they blew up.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Warped Tour 2001…. Lit?
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • One of Americas Most Underrated Rock Cities!

Thanks, Matt. Really looking forward to the set. Here’s hoping the ‘blue hairs’ on the lawn appreciate you guys rockin’ out!